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Equitable Dress Codes for TGNCNBI Students in NYC Schools

June 18th, 2024|

NYC City Council Committee on Education Hearing

Read FYP's City Council Testimony regarding the DOE's dress code policies. While these policies are intended to 'protect students' education,' biased interpretations of this language have sexualized and criminalized students, particularly trans and cis girls, TGNCNBI students, students of color, and low-income students.

Mayor Adams Appoints Ronald Porcelli As Director Of NYC Unity Project

June 17th, 2024|

Harlem World

“On behalf of the Free to Be Youth Project, we are pleased to congratulate Ronald on this appointment,” said Amy Leipziger, project director, Free to Be Youth Project. “Ronald has dedicated their career to uplifting the needs, and voices, of the diverse LGBTQ+ community in New York City."

NYC’s Unsheltered Homeless Population Reaches Highest Number in More Than a Decade

June 17th, 2024|

BK Daily Eagle

But Natalie Druce, a staff attorney at the housing advocacy group Safety Net Project, said she thought HOPE count figures showed certain Adams administration policies–like persistent encampment sweeps or hospitalizing homeless people against their will–weren’t working.
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